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Live Review: DMA'S, Green Buzzard

10 June 2016 | 12:00 pm | Kassia Aksenov

"The smell of ciggies wafted through the air as a few crowd members indulged in devious dancefloor darts."

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Green Buzzard kicked the evening off, eliciting cheers as they entered the stage.

They gave us (I Don't Wanna) Break Your Heart with its catchy chorus. However the venue's sound mixing was poor, meaning the crowd could barely understand a word. The audience were faced with merely a bunch of instruments smashing on a stage, leaving us wondering why anyone liked Green Buzzard at all… Oh that's right, record label I OH YOU told us to. Green Buzzard played a considerably short set of only 30 minutes before leaving the stage in a flash.

The Metro was absolutely chockablock by the time DMA'S came on. The audience eagerly anticipated their set as the lights dimmed and the music stopped. They played Too Soon early on which got people going. Lead singer Tommy O'Dell tapped the tambourine as he sung while acoustic guitarist Johnny Took looked fiercely into the crowd as he punished his instrument.

O'Dell's voice was barely audible over the crowd's crooning.

They took it back to their EP with Feels Like 37. The audience let out a giant scream and chanted along, showing it was an old favourite. This was the case with all of the tracks they played from their EP, as let's face it, their album just isn't as good. During Lay Down the smell of ciggies wafted through the air as a few crowd members indulged in devious dancefloor darts.

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As the intro riff to Delete began, punters were fixated on the stage. O'Dell's voice was barely audible over the crowd's crooning — it was, without a doubt, the pinnacle of the set. They finished off with Play It Out, a slightly anti-climactic end. It certainly was not a bad gig, just not the band's finest moment. It seems some of the connection DMA'S have had with their audience at past gigs unfortunately wasn't present last night.